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AMD releases the last Catalyst driver of 2006

6.12 has a Crossfire Video acceleration support
Thu Dec 14 2006, 11:31
THIS, NUMBER 6.12, IS the last Catalyst of 2006 as AMDIMWIT's driver boys are about to bog off on their Yule break. The driver includes DirectX video acceleration support in Crossfire enabled configurations. It should be faster when you have two cards from now on.

ATI solved a problem with Black&White 2 and it won't be slow any more when you set all settings to low. Handy, huh? Neverwinter Nights works now with Super AA in Crossfire. A Crossfire system will be able to resume from stand by from now on, too. The choppy effect is gone from Power DVDs but, if you are using Stanford's GPU Folding@Home, you should avoid this driver as there is some problem when you use these things together. DIIMWIT promises that this will be resolved in next revision of Catalyst in January 2007, Catalyst 7.01.

The new Linux driver is called .12 (8.32.5) and this one adds support for Radeon X1650 cards. It also supports X.Org 7.2 and OpenSUSE 10.2.

It resolves a few glitches. Switching between X Server and text console mode no longer results in a system failing to respond. Corruption is no longer noticed when setting the texture sampler's filter to GL_NEAREST. The Extended Display Identification Data is now displayed for Display Data Channel display devices in the X Server log. Installing the graphics driver and configuring the driver for dual-head mode no longer results in the operating system failing to respond when hot-unplugging the display device and restarting the X Server. And Starting the X Server in dual-head mode no longer requires the DRM kernel module to be present.

Shame these fole can't get it right first time, innit?

You can get the drivers at µ


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